Coffee and Community A cupful helps wake us up. Powers us thru the day. And is a way of life for some. Join us, as we take you inside Mid Michigan coffee spots -- from brewing secrets, to new spots, to diverse ways of enjoying the drink. Historic House In Coldwater Now Roasts Fresh Coffee By Brooke Allen • 12 hours ago Brooke Allen / WKAR-MSU A retired computer engineer and a retired opera singer operate the Blue Hat Coffee Gallery in Coldwater, Michigan. Listen Listening... / 3:26 WKAR's Brooke Allen takes us to Blue Hat Coffee Gallery in Coldwater to learn about the historic building, artwork and coffee bean roasting.. and the couple behind it all. Inside Biggby Coffee Headquarters By Brooke Allen • May 5, 2017 Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU Check out our interview and picture gallery of Biggby Coffee Headquarters in East Lansing during an interview with Co President and CEO Bob Fish. Music Helped Owosso Coffee Shop Find Its Purpose By Reginald Hardwick • May 4, 2017 Whitney Dedic / Foster Coffee Company Foster Coffee Company in Owosso traces its roots to a rock band life and its future to being a community center. Listen Listening... / 1:54 WKAR's Reginald Hardwick talks with Nicholas Pidek, one of the founders of Foster Coffee Company in Owosso. Coffee and Community: Ann Arbor's Comet Coffee By Peter Whorf • May 3, 2017 Peter Whorf / WKAR-MSU While the Lansing area has experienced a recent influx of independent coffee houses, Ann Arbor is home to a variety of cafe fixtures. Listen Listening... / 3:59 WKAR's Peter Whorf with Comet Coffee owner Jim Saborino Strange Matter Owner Cara Nader Gets Candid About Coffee By Brooke Allen • May 3, 2017 Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU On Wednesday morning, Cara Nader, owner of Strange Matter Coffee Company talked about her love of coffee and starting a coffee business in Lansing. Listen Listening... / 5:57 WKAR's Brooke Allen talks with Strange Matter Coffee shop owner Cara Nader. She answered questions from listeners. The 700 coffee mugs of Mike's Village Restaurant By Scott Pohl • May 3, 2017 Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU As part of our Coffee and Community series this week, we stopped by Mike’s Village Restaurant in Dimondale. Owner Mike Chappell has more than 700 coffee mugs on display. Listen Listening... / 0:41 Mike Chappell of Mike's Village Restaurant in Dimondale explains the growth of his coffee mug collection Show Us Your "Mug" By Reginald Hardwick • May 3, 2017 On May 1-5, Morning Edition with Brooke Allen will take a closer look at coffee, from brewing to business. Our WKAR staffers and others are posing with their coffee mugs and why they love them so much. Please click here to upload your mug to the WKAR Newsroom Facebook page! Tell us your city or town and why your mug is special to you. Brooke may read your name on air! Coffee And Community Tuesday Morning By Brooke Allen, Reginald Hardwick, Jamie Paisley, Scott Pohl & Jody Knol • May 2, 2017 Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU All week long, the WKAR News Team is taking a closer look at coffee. Listen Listening... / 1:14 WKAR Classical Music host Jody Knol talks with WKAR's Brooke Allen about how coffee inspires memories of his childhood. Owner hopes Blue Owl will be more than a coffee shop By Katie Cook • May 1, 2017 Katie Cook / WKAR-MSU Katie Cook takes us to Blue Owl Coffee, which just opened up in REO Town. She talks with co-owner Nick Berry about the role he hopes their shop will play in the neighborhood. Listen Listening... / 3:08 WKAR's Katie Cook brings us to Blue Owl Coffee, a new coffee shop in the heart of a renaissance in Lansing's REO Town neighborhood.